Eye Health: Bridging the gap
Published 16/12/2010 | 15:27
Few high street names cater for all ages, but with over 1,000 different frames in store, Ireland’s Most Trusted Optician* really is a one-stop-shop for the whole family. No matter how young, or old, you are – or feel – Specsavers is there to take care of your eyes.
You may be older but your glasses should still make a statement. Don’t shy away from up-to-date frame designs and shades that complement your hair colouring and face shape. Glasses should make you look and feel confident – if not, it’s time for a change.
You may now have time for a new hobby or activity. From bowls to wing-walking (we’ve worked with a 90-year old enthusiast) there are specs to help you master your new passion. And don’t forget, your Specsavers eye examination includes hi-tech retinal photography at no extra cost, which can detect early signs of many health conditions.
Life is racing and your eyes may be starting to tire. Presbyopia, meaning ‘old eye’, is the loss of the eye's ability to focus on close objects. Symptoms, such as reading a newspaper at arm’s length, usually surface in your early forties. Presbyopia is part of the aging process and easily corrected with varifocals; spectacle lenses with no visible line, used to correct vision from distance to close-up viewing. They have a gradual change in power from the top to the bottom, allowing you to see clearly at all distances. Not to be confused with bifocals, they combine all distances in one lens.
A child’s brain grows rapidly in its first five years, letting it absorb more information than at any other time in its life. Development of cognitive and emotional skills is shaped by an exciting new world, with the youngster's brain making connections that will last throughout its life.
An eye examination can detect vision problems early, safeguarding a child’s development during these formative years. The test is adapted to suit its stage of development, with most childhood eye problems correctable if detected early enough.
If specs are needed then Specsavers’ selection of cartoon favourites is sure to bring a smile.
* Trusted Brands survey 2010 Millward Brown Lansdowne survey